social media verification

Jan
08
Engaged Reading Digest: image verification, cops on TikTok — and why celebs are using a social platform you've never heard of

Engaged Reading Digest: image verification, cops on TikTok — and why celebs are using a social platform you've never heard of

It's easy to get sucked into the idea that social media is mainly a promotional tool. Today's digest is a reminder that it's much more than that — for good and ill
4 min read
Jan
01
The first Engaged Reading Digest of 2020

The first Engaged Reading Digest of 2020

Some great links to start your year.
4 min read
Nov
25
Deepfakes aren't the problem yet - their existence is

Deepfakes aren't the problem yet - their existence is

The mere existence of deepfakes is undermining our sense of reality and truth
1 min read
Jul
08
Messy verification process leave blue ticks open to abuse

Messy verification process leave blue ticks open to abuse

Social media account verification continues to suck. Surprise. Taylor Lorenz: All this has led to a glut of mid-tier celebrities,
1 min read
Apr
29
Social media verification: still a crapshoot

Social media verification: still a crapshoot

The opaque and unpredictable routes to verified status on social media, make it a desirable status symbol, and a distorting influence on social interactions
2 min read
Feb
28
The Momo Challenge: a press-driven panic over a non-existent threat

The Momo Challenge: a press-driven panic over a non-existent threat

The Momo Challenge has been all over the internet - and the papers. Only one small problem: it doesn't exist.
3 min read
Nov
15
The critical need for verification skills in modern journalism education

The critical need for verification skills in modern journalism education

A talk by the BBC's Mark Frankel reinforced the critical need for more verification skills in modern newsrooms
1 min read
May
17
The Guardian catches Storyful tracking what videos journalists are watching

The Guardian catches Storyful tracking what videos journalists are watching

Storyful has been running an internal feed of all the videos clients using its Chrome extension watch. Is this malice or incompetence?
3 min read
Apr
05
Hoaxers are crippling Twitter's breaking news value

Hoaxers are crippling Twitter's breaking news value

Buzzfeed's experience with breaking news makes it clear that hoaxes are eroding Twitter's value during a major news event.
1 min read
Mar
07
Serious about "fake news"? Back Bellingcat

Serious about "fake news"? Back Bellingcat

Any one paying attention to journalism right now knows that misinformation, disinformation and “fake news” are becoming a more significant
1 min read